The man yells around, beats a flight attendant and is then taped to his seat. The recordings from a passenger plane in the USA cause a stir.
Washington – Violent scenes must have happened on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami. Videos can be found on Twitter showing the incident on board a plane operated by the US airline Frontier. The recordings were made last week.
A young man yells around on the plane, then fights with a flight attendant. Finally, the 22-year-old is tied to the seat with duct tape. The flight passenger is said to have ordered several alcoholic beverages, reports US media, citing the police. After all, he is said to have molested the two flight attendants and attacked the other flight attendant. In the end, passengers would have helped tame the man.
“Inappropriate physical contact” – this is how the airline explains the incident
Concerning the unusual incident, the airline Frontier announced that the passenger had made inappropriate physical contact with two flight attendants and physically assaulted one of their colleagues. The passenger then had to be held until the plane landed in Miami and the man was arrested.
Frontier passenger allegedly touched 2 flight attendants breasts, then screamed his parents are worth $ 2 million, before punching a flight attendant. Frontier suspended the crew for duct taping the passenger to his seat as they landed in Miami. 22 yr old Max Berry is in custody. pic.twitter.com/4xS9Rwvafx
– Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) August 3, 2021
This situation is one of the “worst examples” of what can happen during a flight, said the flight attendants union. “A drunk and angry passenger verbally, physically and sexually assaulted several members of the crew. When he refused to attempt several de-escalation attempts, the crew was forced to restrain the passenger with the means available on board. ”The crew had the full support of the union.
US airline suspends crew
There had previously been great excitement because the airline had reportedly suspended the flight attendants involved. Frontier eventually stated that employees had been paid paid leave for the duration of the investigation into the incident. The airline has the highest appreciation, respect and support for all flight attendants – including those who were attacked on this flight.
The US police are investigating the 22-year-old passenger. The young man is accused of assaulting a male flight attendant and inappropriately touching two female flight attendants. The authorities have published a photo of the accused on the allegations.(dpa / ml)